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Friday, 7 April 2017

Carrie Fisher Will Appear In Star Wars: Episode IX

Carrie Fisher will appear in Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars: Episode IX.

Todd Fisher, brother to the late actress, told The New York Daily News that both he and Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, have given Disney and Lucasfilm permission to use recent footage of Carrie in  Star Wars: Episode IX.

The actress had completed her work on December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi before her passing.

"Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don't,” said Fisher at the TCM Film Festival in Los Angeles earlier this week.

He also revealed to The New York Daily News he is unsure how big a part his late sister will play in the 2019 film.  "I’m not the only part in that equation, but I think the people deserve to have her,” said Fisher. "She's owned by them."

Previously, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that The Last Jedi would not be modified in light of Fisher's death last December. Shortly after, Disney and Lucasfilm released a statement saying it had no plans to digitally re-create Carrie Fisher as Leia, something that had been done in last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

That movie featured a digital re-creation of how Fisher appeared in 1977's original Star Wars.

A tribute to the late actress is being held next week at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. Fisher's friend, and Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill is hosting.

Source: The New York Daily News

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